Tower Bridge closure

Early re-opening

Tower Bridge is now open to traffic, cyclists, buses and pedestrians.

Congestion Charge

The free signed diversion route is no longer be available, and drivers must pay the charge to travel within any part of the zone during charging hours (07:00 to 18:00).

For more information or to pay the charge, visit our Congestion Charge pages.


Buses across the bridge are back to normal except:

  • Routes 47 and RV1 stay diverted eastbound while Network Rail finish works at London Bridge station - visit our travel advice page for more
  • Visit our bus status tool and follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest bus updates.

    About the project

    The bridge is 122 years old and needed essential structural maintenance so the iconic Grade I listed landmark can continue as a vital London river crossing.

    The programme of work included:

    • Undertaking major maintenance to the bridge lifting mechanisms
    • Replacing the timber decking and resurfacing the road and walkways
    • Replacing expansion joints along the bridge to provide a smooth running surface
    • Waterproofing the brick arches that form the approach to the bridge

    For more information about the works, please visit City of London's website.

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